Friday, December 30, 2011

*Friday Fabulousness* New Years Eve

I decided to play Pinterest roulette with this one
{...not really a thing...I just made it up...}
As I don't have a whole board's worth of NYE pins
{find me at rachelmh}




So I typed in New Years Eve
And these are my favorites of what I got






I hope that it inspires you in your celebrations, decorations, outfits, and fun







Source: pier1.com via Carrie on Pinterest


Source: bing.com via Christine on Pinterest


What are your plans for New Year's Eve?
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Kickin' It

There have been a ton of bucket list items roaming around Pinterest
And it reminded me that I made a baby bucket list ages ago

With New Years, and all of the resolutions that come with it fast approaching, I went back, looked it over, and realized that it's probably pretty darn unrealistic
So instead, I've decided to change it into a real bucket list
And then I have much more time 
{no, not preggo, still on bc...I just don't think we're going to get through five trips in the next few years...}

So here's my revised bucket list
With a few things crossed out, a few things removed, a few things coming soon, a ton of things added {many courtesy of Pinterest} and a whole lot of things to hope for in the future!




Travel
(Hubby and I have done some of these separately, but we'd like to do them together)
Kiss my Hubby at the top of the Eiffel Tower
Eat and drink our way through Italy
Bike tour through Ireland
See the historic sights of England
Go on a safari in Africa
Take a wine tasting trip to Napa
Explore Machu Picchu 
Road trip from Los Angeles to Canada
Hawaii and/or Caribbean 
Go to New York for New Years Eve 
Visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Job
Work with my current employer for at least 5 years {only 6 months to go...pension here I come!}
Be more excited about traveling for work
Develop my Etsy shop and offer new and exciting products
Help friends plan their weddings



Home & Family
Buy a house (and decorate it!)
Start a garden (with fruits, vegetables and herbs in addition to flowers)
Hold a housewarming party
Have dinner parties for all of our friends
Host a 4th of July BBQ
Host Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter for our family
Cook dinner at least three times a week, every week
Make up all of my own recipes
Have a healthy, happy little baby
Create an earthquake kit for our home
Raise a golden retriever pup to be a best friend for our doggie
Raise, train and love a puppy
Buy a new car
Purchase our wedding album
Create a will (a bit creepy, but necessary before a baby!)

 
Personal
Craft more often (learn to make beautiful things, on a budget)
Get a new camera
Take a photography class
Take a floral decorating class
Learn more about wine and wine tasting
Do something active at least three times a week
Hit and maintain a goal weight
Feel good about myself
Learn how to sew well enough to make clothes for myself and my family
Go scuba diving
Go to at least one concert every year
Go to at least one play every year
Volunteer at least a few times a year
Go skydiving
Learn how to fly a plane
Train for and complete a triathalon or a century ride



What's on your bucket list?
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

*Slow Cooker Scrumptiousness* Hawaiian Meatballs

Although I've been suffering with my stomach issues, I don't think that Hubby has to
So, while I've been making and eating mostly soup
I came up with this creation, inspired by the recipe from Hunts
For an easy peasey way to put a smile on Hub's meatball loving face.


*Slow Cooker Scrumptiousness* 
Hawaiian Meatballs

Ingredients
2 green bell peppers
1 red bell pepper
1 onion
1 can crushed pineapple in juice
1 bottle original barbecue sauce
1 bottle of Caribbean jerk marinade
1 1/2 cups water
1 bag frozen meatballs
White or brown rice


First, chop up the bell peppers and onion into bite sized pieces.

Pour enough barbecue sauce in the bottom of the pot to just cover it

Toss in the bell peppers and onion


Then the meatballs


Pour the pineapple and all of its yummy juices over the top


Add the remainder of the bbq sauce, the teryaki sauce and the water on top and mix so everything is coated


Turn to low and cook for 7-9 hours.


Serve over white or brown rice
And be prepared for a serious luau in your living room!



Printable:
*Slow Cooker Scrumptiousness* Hawaiian Meatballs

Ingredients
2 green bell peppers
1 red bell pepper1 can crushed pineapple in juice
1 bottle original barbecue sauce
1 bottle of some type of Hawaiian teryaki sauce
1/2 cup water
1 bag frozen meatballs
White or brown rice

Chop up the bell peppers into bite sized pieces.

Pour enough barbecue sauce in the bottom of the pot to just cover it.  Add the meatballs and bell peppers.  Pour the pineapples and juice over the top.  Pour the remainder of the bbq sauce, the teryaki sauce and the water on top and mix so everything is coated.  

Turn to low and cook for 7-9 hours.


Come back and stir it up one more time so everything is coated.  Serve over white or brown rice.



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Friday, December 23, 2011

Twas The Night Before The Night Before Christmas *Friday Fabulousness*

Ok I'm stretching a bit with that one
But here are a few of my Pinterest finds
For last minute holiday crafts, decor, inspiration and fun
{follow along with me at rachelmh}





Source: hgtv.com via Rachel on Pinterest

Source: google.com via Allie on Pinterest



Source: houzz.com via Tina on Pinterest

Source: bhg.com via Amy on Pinterest

Source: flickr.com via Beck on Pinterest


Happy holidays and Merry {almost} Christmas! Pin It

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Carded

I'm pretty sure that our holiday card has arrived at everyone's homes
So now I can share it with you!


Which holiday card did you end up choosing?

Happy holidays! Pin It

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Wonderland To Do List

So I'm in the middle of my holiday break
And I decided to make myself a list of things to do
{because I make lists for absolutely everything}
Because with two weeks left and nowhere to go, I want to make sure that I don't just sit on the couch all day



So here's my winter wonderland holiday fun to do list
{minus a few for the shop that will remain secret}







 

Crafting
*Noel* Pottery Barn knock off
Make legwarmer and boot socks from old sweaters
Make a t-shirt scarf
Create a crate cover for puppy's crate
Use leftover fabric for a headband or two
Use the candle wax that's been sitting in my craft area forever to actually make some candles
Learn how to use the sewing machine that my mom and I bought last month




Shopping 
Outlet shopping
Buy new work clothes {my old ones aren't fitting bc of my new diet for my stomach issues...silver lining?}Get the Anthropologie shirt that I pinned with the gift card from my birthday
Buy new shoes at Nordstrom with another gift card
Get, and wear, the perfect New Years Eve dress




Fun
Go to the movies
Make and decorate Christmas cookies
Visit Grandma
Watch Love Actually and Father of the Bride {parts I and II}
Go get some exercise at least four days a week
Have a date night with Hubby
Take lots of pictures of everything we do!


Source: theberry.com via Rachel on Pinterest


What are you going to try to do over the holidays? Pin It

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